Genève Aéroport: the former head of security sentenced for corruption

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THE Criminal Court of Geneva on Friday condemned theformer head of security at Genève Aéroport to 36 months in prison, including six without suspension for passive corruption and unfair management of public interests.

According to the indictment, the former official concluded in 2012 with the boss of a provider company “a corruption pact” aimed at granting the latter several service mandates entrusted by Genève Aéroport.

He had to influence the process of awarding mandates so that Genève Aéroport chooses the service provider, responsible in particular for the training of security officers employees at the airport. In return, the manager of the provider company paid him “an unfair advantage” corresponding to half of the profits obtained by the contracts with Genève Aéroport. Between 2012 and 2019, the former head of security was thus paid more than 450,000 Swiss francs into various accounts.

His accomplice, the manager of the provider company, was given a 24-month suspended prison sentence. The seizures of property belonging to the two men exceed the 450,000 francs pocketed by the former security chief. Genève Aéroport should therefore recover these funds.

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